Wednesday, June 29, 2016


The days are flying by and the July 4th holiday is quickly approaching. Are you looking for some tablescape ideas or how about a unique way to season those grilled veggies?
Stop on over....maybe I can help!

Keep it simple with a trip to the grocery store and pick up a bouquet of flowers. Make sure to get some of your red, white and blue, but also a reminder that Baby's breath is a beautiful filler and is not very costly. 

My red and white check picnic tablecloth comes in handy for so many tablescapes. It's such a practical purchase. I found my lobster plates in Homegoods last year, along with the navy blue enamel chargers. Simple glassware and linen kitchen towels dress the table with a casual vibe.

Our patio was a great place to throw a party. Tying simple paper lanterns in a red, white
and blue theme added some height to the usually boring umbrella.

The addition of yellow Black Eyed Susan's in Mason jars adds a summery look. Simple white Mikasa place settings, red, white, and blue Dollar Store buckets with flags, give the table a simple patriotic flair. Adding a navy blue star runner, and a red, and white checked runner in a cross formation works not only to add color, but omits the need for placemats.The addition of navy linen napkins dresses the plates that are topped with a star as an adornment.

Many of you will be grilling on the 4th.....have you ever made an Herb Brush to add a delightful burst of flavor to your veggies?

All you need is some twine, a wooden spoon and some herbs. I used Basil and Chives. Cut a small piece of twine, wrap a bouquet of herbs around the end of the spoon and tie tightly.

Melt butter in a pan and carefully dip the herb brushes into the pan.

Brush the veggies,  and add salt and pepper. The veggies will brown nicely with the
addition of the butter. Be careful not to burn.

I hope you've enjoyed a few 4th of July fun ideas to make your day both easier as well as tasty.

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe holiday!